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Special upcoming events • Annual Brunch – May 19, 2013 • Grenada Day Celebrations – July 14, 2013

Executive Committee Members

• Pre-Labour Day Dance – September 1, 2013

GBSS Alumni-NY Says Thank You! Dear Members & Friends, Saturday evening, The Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS) Alumni Association of st New York Inc., held a successful 21 Annual Scholarship Awards & Dinner Dance at the Antuns in Queens, New York, where the association awarded World & Olympic 400m Champion Kirani James, 2012 NCAA Decathlon Champion Kurt Felix and Former Principal of the GBSS Victor Ashby. By all accounts, the event was a success. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our committed and hard-working Executive Members, Event Committee and volunteers who lent their time, expertise, relationships and resources to the event. Without everyone’s dedicated assistance – particularly that of our esteemed Executive Committee – this event would not have been possible, and we are truly grateful for everything you each contributed to making this a wonderful evening and a successful event! I would like to extend a special thank you to Lt. Nimrod Ollivierre, who orchestrated the planning and execution of the event, and to the rest of the Team – Jacintha, Nadine, Arthur and Brian - for their role. Similarly, thank you to our honourees – Kirani James, Kurt Felix and Victor Ashby; special awardee Joseph Henry – and our scholarship awardees – Jeremy Cox, Jonathan Jeremiah and Serene Drakes. An extra big thank you to our wonderful event partners, Netherlands Insurance (WI) Ltd, LIME Grenada Ltd and the Grenada Union of

Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union. Each of these partners was instrumental in bringing you a top-class gala event! Thank you also to the Grenada Co-operative Bank, Coach Harvey Glance and Mr Renaldo Nehemiah for partnering with the Alumni Association to launch the inaugural KIRANI JAMES/CO-OP BANK ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD. A special thank you to our amazing 2012 donors, all of whom are listed below, we are grateful for your generosity and hope to partner with you again next year! We encourage you to support our event sponsors and partners throughout the year by visiting their establishments and enjoying their wonderful services. For those of you who were unable to attend, yet would still like to the GBSS Alumni Association of New York, you can donate by contacting the association via email: [email protected] or writing us: GBSS th Alumni Association-NY Inc., 117-14 239 Street, Elmont, NY 11003. And finally, thank you for being an important Friend of the GBSS Alumni Association of New York! We hope to see you at our other upcoming events, which include:

“The prize to the one who earns it, Let this be our golden rule; Endeavour enhances merit, the slacker is Folly’s tool.”

Sunday May 19, 2013: Annual Brunch Sunday July 14, 2013: Grenada Day Celebrations Sunday September 1, 2013: Pre-Labour Day Dance

Also keep an eye out for social interactions with Old Boys of PBC & SAASS! Sincerely, Michael Bascombe GBSS Alumni-NY, President (347) 481-5413

Michael Bascombe delivering remarks at Gala Evening 2012.

GBSS Alumni Association of New York Inc.

Co-op Bank launches award in Kirani James’ honour

Serene Drakes receives the inaugural Kirani James/Co-op Bank Athletic Scholarship Award from Kirani James.

Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited extends congratulations to the recipient of tonight’s Kirani James /Co-op Bank Athletic Scholarship Award. As Grenada’s only indigenous commercial Bank, Co-op Bank is pleased to share in this unique opportunity to contribute towards the educational advancement of a fellow Grenadian. Moreover, it gives us great pleasure to be associated with Mr. Kirani James in presenting this award, who stands as an example of not only Grenadian pride and perseverance, but

youthful consciousness and academic success. This award speaks volumes of Co-op Bank’s commitment to the Diaspora, education and sports, and further cements our partnership with Mr. James. The Bank trusts that the scholarship awardee will be successful in her academic pursuits, and be an inspiration to other aspiring Grenadians. The Bank extends sincere thanks to the GBSS Alumni Association of New York for the opportunity to share in this experience.

Among Our Sponsor!!! Netherlands Insurance (WI) Ltd LIME Grenada Ltd Grenada Union of Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union Grenada Board of Tourism Republic Bank Grenada Ltd Whisky Shippers & Movers Inc. West Islip Public Schools Reach Grenada Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd Caribbean Funeral Service, Inc. G&B Collision Center Glenroy George – Attorney-at-Law Three S & Jay Construction, Inc. J.N.M. Autos Marcus Garvey Residential Rehab Pavilion Antun’s Allan Pope, CPA, LLC The Big Apple Social Club Kathy Polias – Attorney-at-Law Wells of Water Music Dr Bianca Japal Citywide Transit Inc. Grand Medical Services PC Gerald Gray – Attorney-at-Law Riviera Imports, LLC Metro Tax Solutions, Inc World Time Travel And Tours Dr Sherill Purcell Conrad’s Famous Bakery Trini Breakfast Shed Hi Tech Auto Repair Trinidad Golden Place DS Auto Care Inc.

Kurt Felix, Angus Steele & Kirani James.

GBSS Alumni Association of New York Inc.